Photo Finish

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button down | top | skirt | sunglasses | shoes | earrings | wallet

Fact: I don’t a single item from Topshop. Fact: I complimented three different people this week on certain items of clothing and every last one of them was from Topshop. Conclusion: I should probably own something from Topshop, and soon. Perhaps I can pick something up in Dublin next week?

In any case, this photo finish picture is coming to you from the Met’s rooftop garden, which I finally got to visit last weekend with Julia, featuring all Topshop clothing because I’m infatuated with my new plan. I’m so happy to have made it to the Met before the conclusion of summer and hope that you’re all going to be hard at work on those warm-weather bucket lists over the long weekend. I’ll be spending mine celebrating the nuptials of my beloved bestie, Monica and cannot wait to see all my high school friends.

We’ll see you back here on Monday when we announce our ASOS giveaway winner so make sure to check in then. And, if you haven’t entered, submit your comments now!

Home daydreaming

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While I love my little apartment (kind of) by the sea, I never stop daydreaming about a spacious, lovely place of my own. In Ireland a lot of rental apartments come fully furnished, which is really great in our case, as we’re only in Ireland for a short time.

We didn’t have to buy a bed, couch, dining table, vacuum, etc. But, you inherit whatever was here before you… including strange art and lamps. I can’t change a lot about the place (putting holes in the walls, changing the curtains, and the list goes on) so sometimes it’s just good to look at beautiful interiors to make me dream of a place of my own someday. So click each photo for the source and more dreamy photos.


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We love: ASOS (+ a giveaway!)

asos giveaway We love: ASOS (+ a giveaway!)

robe | sweater | jumpsuit | sandals | sunnies | clutch | top | skirt |  boyfriend sweater

Let’s all take a second to go shopping with ASOS, one of our longtime favorite sites. While we spend the day dreaming about filling our cart with these end-of-summer items–which include the site’s newest brand–you can make your I love, I need list a reality with a $50 gift card!

We’ve paired with ASOS to offer one reader a $50 voucher that is valid towards any item on its US site (sorry international friends!) To enter, visit the ASOS then leave us a comment here letting us know what you’d buy.

We’ll announce a winner right here on Monday, September 1st and send that lucky person a code they can use towards their purchase at checkout. Good luck and happy shopping–we can’t wait to see your wish lists!

P.S. If you’re in a shopping mood, our friends at Kooshoo are still offering readers a 20% discount on all products! Who says there can’t be a little back to school shopping for grownups :)

Link love

Picture 3 Link love

Happy Tuesday, friends! I have been home sick from work the past two days and just am not feeling well at all. I’ve rewatched the entire first season of Revenge, which is great, but being sick is just not fun, as we all know.

So for my post today I’ve rounded up a few lovely links that I’ve been meaning to share, and hope it helps to brighten your day, too.

Weekend Rewind

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Happy Monday, friends! Hope you’re all soaking up some final rays of summer sun and wearing as much white as possible before next week. :) Although I could get on board with this incredible weather and these long-lasting days forever, I’m looking forward to next month in a very big way–we leave for Ireland in t-minus 8 days!

Though it technically didn’t happen over the weekend, Eric and I hung with some friends on the North River Lobster Company boat last week and had a ball. The food wasn’t stellar, but the company, scenery and drinks were top-notch and made me feel like I was right back on the Cape (with a view of the city skyline, of course).

The NYC fun continued on Friday when Julia made her way to town for a few nights of eating, drinking and enjoying an afternoon on the Roof Garden at the Met and on Sunday, we spent the morning with my friend Vanessa, her boyfriend Mike and their adorable–and fast growing!–puppy (ignoring for one moment my insane face in the above shot … how cute are those pups?!). Darwin legitimately didn’t move for the rest of the day.

Here’s hoping for a speedy week … We’ve got something super fun to share with you on Wednesday and Monica gets married this weekend! Lots of exciting stuff happening over here, folks.

Let’s talk about pins, baby

Pinning Lets talk about pins, baby

Hope you all had a lovely weekend… in just over one week Jess and Eric land in Dublin! I’m too excited so I’ve been trying to eat up time hanging around on Pinterest, what else is new? So I’ve found a few lovely ideas to add to my boards and wanted to share with you here. (Remember when Pinterest was still something new? Crazy it’s been over three years ago!)

Sorry for the cheesy title, but what can you do when this song is stuck in your head.

PS. We have a really exciting post coming up on Wednesday – so be on the lookout for that :)